3 May 2022
Metal Additive Manufacturing: Don't Tell Me, Show Me
Since 3D Systems commercialized stereolithography 30 years ago, 3D printer manufacturers who invented their own proprietary technology predominantly followed the same business strategy: selling their printers to customers. Until recently, it was the norm for established and rising 3D printing players, both in metal and polymer additive manufacturing, to follow the same path.
21 Mar 2022
Wisk are an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer, headquartered in Mountain View, California, who are conducting flight trials in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Their Cora aircraft is being developed as an autonomous air taxi.
16 Mar 2022
Titomic are an Australian metal additive manufacturing company making cold spray printers using 'Titomic Kinetic Fusion' technology. IDTechEx spoke with non-executive director Dr. Andreas Schwer at Formnext 2021.
22 Feb 2022
Biden's Critical and Emerging Technologies: Areas To Watch
In February 2022, the White House issued an updated list of critical and emerging technologies that the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), and National Security Council (NSC) have identified as being important for US national security. Numerous technology areas have been featured, including advanced manufacturing, hypersonics, biotechnologies, and artificial intelligence. Of these, IDTechEx has highlighted which areas to watch and why exactly the White House has shortlisted them as critical technologies.
8 Feb 2022
Aerosud is a South African aeronautical engineering and manufacturing company. IDTechEx spoke with Joanne Zambelli, Chief Engineer Structures (Composites), on their use of 3D printing for composite parts and on hollow composite manufacturing.
21 Jan 2022
Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding
Radian Aerospace, the developers of the world's first fully reusable horizontal takeoff and landing, single-stage to orbit spaceplane, announced that the company recently closed $27.5 million in seed funding.
6 Dec 2021
NASA to Award Three More Commercial Crew Flights to SpaceX
NASA intends to issue a sole source modification to SpaceX to acquire up to three additional crew flights to the International Space Station as part of its Commercial Crew Transportation Capabilities contract. The additional crew flights allow NASA to maintain an uninterrupted US capability for human access to the space station.
16 Nov 2021
University of Sheffield, ITM Power Announce Green Hydrogen Gigafactory
The University of Sheffield and ITM Power have launched a pioneering collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new ITM Gigafactory and a joint plan to launch a National Hydrogen Research, Innovation and Skills Centre.
9 Nov 2021
Zeal 3D Printing Receives ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems
Zeal 3D Printing, an Australia-based company, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 for the best quality management systems. The ISO certification is an internationally acknowledged standard for quality management systems.
26 Oct 2021
Blue Origin and Sierra Space Developing Commercial Space Station
Blue Origin and Sierra Space today announced plans for Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. The station will open the next chapter of human space exploration and development by facilitating the growth of a vibrant ecosystem and business model for the future.
23 Sep 2021
Airtech Advanced Materials Group is a carbon fiber composite materials company. IDTechEx spoke with Philip Lunn, Global Technical Manager, at the 2021 International Composites Summit about their carbon fiber pellets for 3D printing.
21 Sep 2021
Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission
Offering a sleek design and premium passenger experience, a radically simple fault-tolerant system with redundant levels of safety and reliability, an airframe-parachute, and hydrogen as its fuel source, Skai is poised to be the safest, cleanest and most versatile air mobility solution. A key part of Skai's innovation is the use of clean, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells for its power source.
8 Jul 2021
Intellegens Launches Machine Learning Package for 3D Printing
Deep learning software specialist Intellegens has enhanced its solution for Additive Manufacturing with the launch of a new Alchemite AM Package.
2 Jul 2021
3D Metal Printer Deal for Boeing
AL3D Limited has received a purchase contract to produce a 3D printed tooling component from The Boeing Company.
18 Jun 2021
Distributed Propulsion Aircraft Come to Market
The term distributed propulsion (DP) primarily refers to a fundamentally new form of wing that combines aerodynamics with thrust and zero emissions, resulting in numerous benefits.
14 Jun 2021
Highlights from Dassault Systèmes' 2021 Industry Analyst Meeting. Dassault Systèmes hosted a virtual two-day event to share their company strategy, progress, and successes.
10 May 2021
Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal
The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck in the past, these cannot make what is now needed.
21 Apr 2021
Materials Informatics Can Revolutionize the 3D Printing Market
The 3D printing market is diverse; certain materials and applications are seeing significant commercial growth while others are still overcoming technical and economic barriers to adoption.
3 Apr 2021
Archer Aviation based in Palo Alto, California, USA are developing all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, with plans to launch their own Urban Air Mobility network in Los Angeles and Miami by 2024, providing commercial passenger services.